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New Dollhouse Miniatures SALE and TWO Mermaid Projects!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Katie Zoey Ho, Mermaids Kit, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale, Shanna Shands

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Shanna’s project that are still available on the new site.

Just one reminder before getting to the beautiful artwork and new goodies: the Clothespin Clips FREE Gift Kit announced in last Thursday’s newsletter (with those adorable circus puzzle blocks) is still on offer! Through Wednesday night, July 1st (!) we’ll include this mini kit FREE for all orders over $15! AND the cute little Clothespin Clips Gift Sheet, exclusive to this Gift Kit, is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! If you place an all-digital order, we’ll send you the Clothespin Clips Gift Sheet as a pdf file. More info and photos.

You know how crazy we are over Dollhouse Miniatures here at Alpha Stamps, so Leslie has decided to add more categories so finding them is even easier. AND there are some new miniature items this week as well — yay! See below for more info and pics of the new items… And ALL the categories in this new Dollhouse Miniatures section are On Sale!

On to the artwork! Resident archaeologist and Design Team Member Katie Zoey Ho is offering to show us (with the Mermaids Kit) what really happened to the Little Mermaid’s tail, after her ascension into the air where she dissolved and became foam in Hans Christian Anderson’s tale (oh yes, pun intended!)

It was till very recently, a group of archaeologists discovered her tail, foam ashes and various marine and human artifacts at the Northern Celestial Pole of The Meridian, providing an insight story of The Mermaid’s life; a series of mysteries therefore gradually unfolds.

It seriously took that much amount of effort, to restore and preserve the mermaid tail, her foam ashes and other discoveries which ultimately exhausted an enormous amount of energies and years. As much as we think we know this much about the marine and human life of The Mermaid, much of the discoveries reveal much more details than we ever thought of. With all the accomplished effort by the experts, The Mermaid Museum is finally fully erected, available for public viewing for the very first time in history.

Walk into the aftermath story of The Mermaid’s life and experience the journey like you’ve never been before, for she has forsaken her tail for a pair of human legs in exchange for a human life. It’s also for the first time, a Treasure Chest of her various belongings as a human are revealed.

Let’s have a look in that Treasure Chest! I see (in my best Miss Nancy, Romper Room imitation) a magical (New and very pretty!) Fancy Hand Mirror, Fancy Gold Buttons, and some Iridescent Pearl Strands!

The real treasure of course is The Mermaid’s tail, showcased against a Shabby Chic Tart Tin Frame with its gorgeous mermaid palette and framed with the (New!) Artsy Large Chipboard Frame Set. Turn it around and there right in the middle is a Small Corked Bottle of Mermaid Foam Ashes! True story.

See some of the special tools and chemicals that were used in the excavation of the Mermaid’s Tail in Katie’s supply list and the Gallery for more photos. And see Katie’s blog post for entrance to the museum!

Design Team Member Shanna Shands also used the Mermaids Kit and created a beautiful Mermaid Pearls in a Bottle with an aqua and gold color palette. The bottle is dripping with embellishments and has a great finish to it, and Shanna shows you how to achieve the colors (and make pretty hanging charms from bottles and sea glass) in a tutorial on her blog!



Hooray for the Mermaid Seashells Giveaway!

I started with these goodies from Katie’s The Mermaid Museum (note: that’s a link to photos of ALL the supplies… even more than this list):
– Fancy Bronze Hand Mirror (New!)
– Large Seashells (New!)
– The Sea Fiber Set
– Shabby Chic Tart Tin Frame
– Mermaids #3 Collage Sheet
– 3cm Tall Bottle with Cork
– Wooden Knobs
– Brass Shell Scroll
– 1/2 Inch Bronze Starfish Charms
– Fancy Gold Buttons in Tin
– Iridescent Plastic Pearls (Strands)
– Iridescent Glass Micro Beads in Bottle

Then, a few more items I like:
Fancy Acorn Drawer Knob (New!)
Mini Antiqued Treasure Box (New!)
Small Bronze Hand Mirror (New!)
Iridescent Glass Spheres – 2mm in Bottles
Little Mermaid Rubber Stamp (Just put on sale at 50% off! See other clearance items on sale at 50% off.)

To enter the Mermaid Seashells Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, June 29, 2015. AND tell me what Dollhouse Miniatures you’d like to see more of.

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Circus Toys (& Alice in Wonderland) Giveaway? That would be Kristie Norman! (And she commented: “What a great give away. I love the puzzle blocks !!!“) Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, June 28th, 2015

92 responses to “New Dollhouse Miniatures SALE and TWO Mermaid Projects!”

  1. Lana says:

    I would jump for joy if I won this giveaway, LOVE IT!!!!!

  2. Darlene says:

    More dollouse minatures …well with christmas in july coming ( plus christmas) that is what i would be thinking “….great giveaways

  3. Brennielee says:

    How precious is that mermaid stamp! I would love to see more doll house miniatures relating to London!

  4. Jen R says:

    Would love to see some Halloween theme minis and more jars!

  5. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Oh, that Treasure Box. Love it.

  6. Kris Martinez says:

    I am fascinated by anything miniature, especially furniture. The mermaid stamp is adorable!

  7. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    I love all the dollhouse miniatures, and I’d love to see even more of the little apothecary jars, bottles, and bowls. So cute!

  8. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    anything miniature blows my mind….just too precious.

  9. Patti Flasch says:

    First of all, the mermaids are beautiful, and I love the museum! I too would like to see more Halloween miniatures such as jars that can be altered. Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to enter these drawings…

  10. DianeD says:

    I would like to see more garden related miniatures.

  11. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh – love those little milk bottles! SUch fun!!

  12. jackie says:

    The miniatures are sweet. Would love to see more pets related, ie. dogs, cats, birdhouses.

  13. Janet Anderson says:

    I love all your miniatures. I could spend hours dreaming up new projects to use them! Thank you for being such an awesome supplier!

  14. KIM says:

    Diffidently more,Fairy Garden miniatures.
    A Fairy garden has been on my
    “To Do List”
    The Mermaid and Seashell giveaway is fantastic!
    Thanks Alpha Stamps for the chance to win.

  15. Mary Helene says:

    Just love the antique treasure box. So many beautiful minatures.

  16. Sunny says:

    This is so cute! I could make something for my niece, who loves mermaids!

  17. Dawn says:

    I love the mermaid theme. I would love to win this giveaway. The miniatures you now provide are great! I also like to create with clay, so any clay molds for miniatures would be appreciated. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  18. Traci says:

    Great giveaway. I love all the cute little miniatures-I would love to see some tiny bottles, cat items, and flowers. >^..^<

  19. Holly Day says:

    I _love_ the mirrors. I love the intricacy of these miniatures!

  20. Barb S says:

    I love mermaids. It would be wonderful to win.

  21. Jo says:

    love the mermaid theme! I would love to be able to purchase more findings – to finish things with – like handles, hinges, knobs. Also love various bottles and glass items – globes, cups, vases, lamp shades. And cats and Halloween – LOVE anything Cat and Halloween related!
    Thank you!

  22. Rise St Arno says:

    The mermaids, ahhhhhhhhh!
    I would love to see more vintage household items from vintage sewing rooms, kitchens and pantrys.

  23. Sokat says:

    I love the miniature treasure chests and bottles. Such surprising trinkets when opening a box

  24. Lori D. says:

    I would like to see more miniature treats. Candies, cakes and cookies. Mini French pastries would be nice too. Great giveaway!


  26. Kim Lucak says:

    Love…..would like more tea party miniatures please 🙂

  27. Karen says:

    Well, again – I cannot tell you how much I love this giveaway. I love to make mermaid cloth dolls, and everything in this collection would definitely find its way to one of my creations. As far as what else could I want – I just don’t know. There is so much available from your wonderful website, that I just can’t come up with anything. BUT, I do have ideas for any and all that you have to offer!!! My favs are still the trunks!

  28. Joan says:

    Love the mermaid theme. I love all the little trinkets and accessories that tiny people and fairies might have in their tiny homes.

  29. Karen says:

    Cute. More dollhouse miniatures I’d like to see- kitchen items!

  30. Cherie says:

    I love the mermaid theme!I love finding/small pieces. I use charms, hinges, metals in almost everything I do – I would love more of those 🙂

  31. Birgit says:

    Oh, what lovely goodies — thanks for the chance to win them! I would love to see Halloween-themed dollhouse miniatures. 🙂

    Happy crafting,

  32. Gerri herbst says:

    More 1.24 scale doll house products like cakes or candies!

  33. Sandy says:

    This kit is to die for, makes me happy! I love miniatures, they are just the right size for shadowboxes.

  34. Daylan says:

    About the sea, Alpha Stamps for me! Thank you for another opportunity!

  35. kim says:

    Fabulous newsletter and so fun! Love the mermaids! I would love to see more Halloween dollhouse minis 🙂


  36. phoebe diamond says:

    Miniature skeletons, I would love a bunch of them to make a garland to hang across an altar for Days of the Dead.

  37. Christy Minnis says:

    Dollhouse miniatures! What wouldn’t be fun to have more of? I think I like the tiny bottles and domes the best, since they set off more ideas.

  38. I would love to see more gothic/pagan charms and miniatures. I would love to be able to create a magical alchemical library. 🙂

  39. Kay B says:

    Really love the mermaids. I would love to see more miniature cats, rabbbits, and flowers.

  40. Lina says:

    Beautiful mermaids!

  41. MaggieM says:

    I, too, would love some fairy garden miniatures. I love this giveaway and all of the AlphaStamps goodies!

  42. kimberly says:

    I’d like to see more tiny bottles, jars and books. Love mini anything!

  43. Emily N. says:

    I’d like to see tiny people and little gnomes to use in miniature gardens.

  44. ginette says:

    Love that mermaid stamp

  45. Maura Flood says:

    This looks like so much fun. You have a lot of great miniatures, but I wouldn’t mind seeing more tables and chairs, and maybe little cushions, too.

  46. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous giveaway! I would love to see more Halloween minis!!

  47. Jill Ongley says:

    Love the mermaid items…I could have used them when I was creating my water fantasy altered book last month.

  48. Kathleen says:

    Oh please, please please pick me! (I feel so selfish!) Aside from Halloween, mermaids are my next favorite things, and I make art doll mermaids to sell (though I keep one or two of the special ones for me!) I LOVE the miniature trunk, and the mirror would go so lovely with my dolls! ALL of it would be SO lovely! I adore miniature things, and have little vignettes all over the house….

  49. Leanna Alverson says:

    U love dollhouse miniatures…especially treasure chests, hardware, everything!

  50. Beth Jones says:

    I love the retro 50’s feel of Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day..So minatures of these would be wonderful!! Thanks for the offer of putting my name in the pot! Smiles

  51. Tammy says:

    I really like the little resin deer. Maybe have more different types of animals like that. Thank you for the giveaways also. 🙂

  52. Maria says:

    I love things aquatic and bugs.

  53. Janet Turner says:

    Mermaids are one of my favorite craft subjects. I would love to make a collage jewelry box using all those great ideas.

  54. Marilyn H says:

    Love the projects!

    Would like to see 1/12 scale utensils and more Halloween miniatures.

  55. crystal says:

    Mermaids are awesome! And so are fairy i would like to see more miniatures for fairy gardens! Things like a pond and fairy houses would be cute!

  56. Kim R says:

    Beautiful! Would love to see more furniture miniatures

  57. barbara macaskill says:

    Please let me be the recipient of this giveaway! I am so in love with Katie’s Mermaid Museum! LOVE that little treasure chest so much and all of the other goodies make me drool!! LOVE this one!!
    I would love to see little fairy houses, small doors and windows, realistic looking leaf garlands for adding onto homemade small trees that I make into fairy and gnome houses for my mixed media canvases. I have trouble with the leaves on the trees but make due.
    unicorns and winged horse miniatures would also be awesome to see. Stairs too! Boy and girl fairies about 2-3″ tall would be so cool to see!
    I can think of lots of other things but don’t want to take over the comments listing them all. LOL
    Thanks for the chance to win this amazing collection of goodies to use on my next project!

  58. Madonna Pincus says:

    I love to make shadow boxes with the dollhouse minis. Maybe more minis within one theme. Thanks for the chance to win this great give away. My mermaid doll placed in a fish tank is coming right along with the aid of a lot of your materials.

  59. Alice H says:

    My favorite are the sweet little mirrors. Thanks for chance to win.

  60. Mariann H. says:

    Stunning collection! I’d love to see little people for a dollhouse and some bedroom furniture – lamps, beds, tables, bookshelves etc

  61. Arlene Groepper says:


  62. Julie F. says:

    I love anything mermaid and this is a wonderful give away!

  63. Sharon McDonagh says:

    As always, crossing my fingers to be the winner. Anything miniature is charming…I have a special weakness for tiny bottles and jars. And I love minature books!

  64. Roxanne says:

    Oh My! I love Dolls and dollhouse itmes! I would love to see more decor embellishments like lamps,light fixtures, pictures w/frames and small items for shelves like books, vases, flower boxes, bowls, china sets, …items for shelves and tables…. I have tiny doilies that me and my stepmom crochet…I’ve made many tiny things for both my daughters doll houses…its sooo much fun! thanks for the chance…sure wish I’d win.. 🙂

  65. Lisa R. says:

    Beautiful! Would like to see more mini boxes and different charms!

  66. Lisa Mills says:

    I love anything that is a miniature. I love to mix up the decorations in my dollhouse. I would love to see anything miniature.

  67. Barb says:

    I love the miniatures!!!

  68. orianna says:

    I’d like to see chandeliers I would use them to make earrings.

  69. Beth says:

    I love all the Fairy Garden items, they are squeeworthy! More! More! 🙂

  70. Lynda says:

    I recently discovered your site and love, love, love it! I would love to see more steampunk miniatures and natural items such as the twig bench.

  71. billi eggerud says:

    this project is pure magic. i can’t imagine the joy i would feel working with these whimsical pieces, but i’m trying to.

  72. cathy smith says:

    I would love to win this great collection. I would love to see miniature furniture. I particularly like chairs. But I like the other ideas, too. Gives me inspiration.

  73. Jen C says:

    Thank you for offering another fabulous giveaway! What fun this one is! As for the miniatures, I think my favorite would have to be the fairy garden collection.

  74. A Kastan says:

    Any miniature related to Halloween would be fantastic.

  75. Sandra says:

    Love the mermaid themes and would love to see more small scale glass pieces.

  76. Laura West says:

    So much fun! I love miniatures!

  77. Diana Bittaker says:

    So love the mermaid themes and all the beautiful surroundings!

  78. Sally says:

    Mermaids are so mysterious and mesmerizing. I want to give this to a dear friend if I win! Then I’ll have to buy me a set, too!

  79. Dena Cottrell says:

    I’m trying to make a fairy garden using the small white outdoor chair that is only 1″ tall as my inspiration. Unfortunately all other miniatures are too big to use with it. I would love to see small outdoor items to make a lovely fairy garden. A small fountain or birdbath would be really cool. I’m going to have to make everything bc those chairs are so small.

  80. Peggy says:

    I love the little Water Baby stamp! I love it all! And the tiny shell in a tiny bottle!

  81. Tammy says:

    All of the items in every giveaway are perfect, by I would really love to see more ideas and giveaways with the main component being books. Another passion of mine. I’d like to see shelves and trunks of books. Handmade books of all kinds!

  82. yvette leblanc says:

    love it!!

  83. Nancy S says:

    Just love all the minis. I’m especially fond of anything glass that opens to put special jewels and other treasures!

  84. Ina Good says:

    love mermaids and doll house items would like to see more furniture and things for fairies and their gardens also.

  85. Linda Okuda says:

    As a Pisces, please continue with sea themes. I also would like, mmm, mini folks in gothic settings.

  86. LeAnn says:

    I would love to see more Halloween and Victorian miniatures!

  87. April Dudko says:

    Would like to see more mini dolls and halloween. Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. Megan Warren says:

    I love this whole kit. I never would have thought to use the dollhouse miniatures in such a way. I adore dollhouse miniatures and would love to see more of the household objects in projects.

  89. Susan Browning says:

    I would love to see some tiny windows, especially stained glass windows, that can open and close.

  90. Amanda Miller says:

    Really,really cool.I would love to see some more girly minis.

  91. Jennie says:

    I’d love to see more magic/witchy miniatures. Tiny cauldrons, witch hats, brooms, cats, baskets, bundles of flowers/herbs, etc!

  92. Sylvia L. says:

    The Mermaid Museum is beautiful. I love the miniatures you have, & would like to see architectural pieces like windows & molding, + Halloween items.